From the Underground Railroad to the Water-Cure: David Ruggles by Susan Higginbotham

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In researching my historical novels set in nineteenth-century America, I have come across a number of people, now obscure, who deserve to be remembered for their heroism. One is David Ruggles, a black… Continue reading

Equine Warriors

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By now, most readers of historical fiction are aware of and have probably read the 1982 best-selling novel, War Horse, and/or seen the critically acclaimed 2011 film, or attended a theater performance of… Continue reading

The Pearl Diver by Kay Crabbe

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The world couldn’t get enough pearl-shell or mother-of-pearl, before plastic was invented in 1907. The hard shiny lining of the oyster shell was made into many items, from hair combs to jewellery and… Continue reading

Happy Holidays to All!!

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History Imagined is taking the month of December to celebrate with family and friends. Regular posts will resume January 2023. Here’s hoping you and yours have wonderful holidays filled with all that your… Continue reading

Pals Go to War

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When Great Britain declared war in August of 1914, her army, including reservists, consisted of around 733,000 men. Many of the politicians and government officials who had deemed war necessary predicted that it… Continue reading

New Release Wed: Folly Park by Heidi Hackford

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What does it take to destroy the place you love most in the world? Though deeply ashamed of her slaveholding heritage, Temple Preston’s sense of duty and bittersweet memories tie her to Folly… Continue reading

THE FAMINE THAT SHAPED IRELAND’S HISTORY by Juliane Weber

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Many Americans have Irish roots, including a number of famous ones such as President Joe Biden, musician Bruce Springsteen, and quarterback Tom Brady, to name a few. A host of Irish traditions have… Continue reading

The Cousins’ War

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As readers will recall, History Imagined features the bits, pieces, and footnotes of history that authors uncover during research for our fiction. Today, I begin a new series that moves away from the… Continue reading

Searching for Claire Clairmont by Marty Ambrose

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Claire Clairmont.  Stepsister of Mary Shelley. Mistress of Lord Byron. Shadow figure in the Byron/Shelley circle.  I had always been mildly interested in her from a scholarly perspective but, also, somewhat influenced by… Continue reading

New Release Wednesday: The Last Dollar Princess by Linda Bennett Pennell

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It must be said. Scandal follows her family like a faithful hound. No matter how hard they kick it away, it comes slinking around to insinuate itself into their lives again. Although her… Continue reading